At Tees, we view governance as essential to any sustainability strategy.

As a legal and financial services business, we are subject to comprehensive governance and procedures.

However, we go above and beyond what is mandated of us.

Our business structure is built to ensure that we are transparent, accountable, equitable and inclusive, responsible, effective and efficient and operate with integrity, with compassion and humanity and ethically. 

Trust Tees Limited is the holding entity of Stanley tee LLP and Tees Financial Limited. 

Stanley Tee LLP operates as a licensed alternative business structure (ABS) and it is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA number 464615).  ‘Tees’ is a trading name of Stanley Tee LLP.

Tees Financial Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 211314). The Tees Financial Board is chaired by Non-Executive Director (SMF9), David Redfern, and includes both executive directors (SMF3) and non-executives. The Chair and executive directors of Tees Financial Limited hold prescribed & other responsibilities under the FCA’s Senior Manager & Certification Regime.  ‘Tees’ and ‘Tees Wealth’ are trading names of Tees Financial Limited. Tees Financial Limited reports to the Trust Tees Board.

Price Bailey LLP are the appointed auditors for the Tees Group of companies.

The Trust Tees Board is chaired by Non-Executive Director Catherine Spitzer and includes both non-executive and executive directors. 

The Trust Tees Board has the responsibility for ensuring that the Board fulfils its strategic functions.  The Board has oversight of the strategy, oversight of risk and has a blend of knowledge, skills, perspectives and backgrounds to enable it to monitor and evaluate performance effectively, with a view to continuous improvement.

The Executive Board executes Board approved strategies and reports to the Trust Tees Board.

Both the Trust Tees Board and the Executive Board report to the Partners of Stanley Tee LLP, who set and own the strategy and provide yet another ‘check and balance’ to ensure that the firm does business responsibly.   

The Legal Business

The legal business has been Lexcel accredited since 2000.  Lexcel is the Law Society’s quality mark for client care, compliance and practice management.  It sets the standard for client care, risk management, people management, structure and strategy, information management and file and case management.

Tees is also accredited with Customer Service Excellence.

Many departments or individuals hold other memberships and/or accreditations, for example:

The Financial Services Business

Tees Financial Limited has been awarded corporate Chartered Financial Planners status by the Chartered Insurance Institute. Every firm that holds Chartered status adheres to an ethical code that underpins broader commitments to professional values.

These commitments include putting customers’ interests first, investing in ongoing development of their people’s technical skills and knowledge, plus supporting wider initiatives that benefit society as well as the growth of the profession.

 Accreditations achieved include:

We are also members of UKSIF (the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association)

Many individuals hold other memberships and/or accreditations, for example:

  • Chartered Financial Planner
  • Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) accreditation
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment
  • Fellow of the London Institute of Banking & Finance
  • Chartered Banker
  • Member of the Equity Release Council
  • Fellow of the Personal Finance Society

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